Catherine “Kitty” Koch Espinosa is an attorney and mediator specializing in Workers Compensation law. She has a JD from the University of Miami, a BA from FIU, and two undergraduate years at the American University of Paris. At St. Thomas she has served as an usher, a member of the Outreach Committee and the Children’s Committee, and in a variety of other capacities. She is married to Jorge Espinosa and has one son now in college at Columbia University who graduated from St Thomas. Kitty was involved in her son’s schools as an active parent and more recently as the Chair of the Book Fair and International Committee at Palmer Trinity.
Andy Kershaw is the head swim coach at the University of Miami, and has been a collegiate swim coach for 18 years. He served as the Manager for the US Olympic Swim Team in both 2012 and 2016. Through these experiences, he has gained experience in teamwork, leadership, and inspiration. He and his wife Liz have been members of St. Thomas for two years, along with their 11-year-old daughter who was part of the 2017 St. Thomas First Communion class. Andy currently serves on the First Sunday Committee and is involved with Athletes in Action.
Business-focused Global Human Resource Executive successful in formulating and implementing strategies aligned with organizational growth and international expansion objectives. Stared his career in Mexico with Celanese, PEPSICO, for the largest bottler of Mexico, Philips, Internationally for Philips in the Netherlands, leading HR for the Global Business Group of Automotive and Special Lighting,and 14 years for Marsh & McLennan in the United States, leading HR and Sales Operations for Latin America among other global initiatives within the Organization. Develops unique approaches to human capital that drive productivity, market growth and increased revenues. Proactive change agent and M&A practitioner who skillfully transforms culture while maximizing employee retention and morale. Experienced in leading talent assessment, executive development and organizational transformation across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Most recently founded his own boutique & became Premium Partner of Market Culture, appointed VP of Business Development for Perceptyx and Humantelligence as well as Co-Founder of the Strategic Human Capital Consortium.
Melissa Johnson Tolmach
Melissa is a wife, mother, daughter, longtime Episcopalian and Miami native. She was raised at St.Philips Episcopal Church in Coral Gables and has been a member of St. Thomas since 1996. Melissa’stwo children, Miles (8) and Anderson (5), attend St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School and her husband,Peter, is Head of Middle School at Palmer Trinity School. She works as an Interior Designer and ProjectManager for developer 13th Floor Investments in Miami. Melissa has served on the boards of The JuniorLeague of Miami and Beaux Art at the University of Miami. Melissa attended Florida State University.
Virginia has been an active member of St. Thomas for over thirty years. Born in New York, BA degree from Wells college, married to Willard and has 5 grown daughters, and has served many ministries at St. Thomas. She has been the vestry twice, chair of the fiftieth anniversary of the church, Altar Guild director and preserving the history of this Parish.